Anthony Anderson-UNCF-Night of Stars video

The motto of the United Negro College Fund is: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”

Top celebrities in the entertainment industry got together and did just that, donated more than $500,000 for college scholarships at the 36th annual UNCF An Evening of Stars, which airs Sunday night on BET Networks.

Usher, Toni Braxton, Pharrell Williams and Kevin Hart, were among those donating, along with companies like McDonald’s, Wells Fargo, Buick and Disney.

“We’re here to help alleviate the burden off their shoulders,” Anthony Anderson told the AP. “Students won’t have to worry about their next meal, or pay for next semester or housing. The only thing they have to do is open a book and study.”

(WATCH a promo or READ it from AP)

Don't miss Anthony Anderson return for the 3rd year as host of the 36th annual " UNCF An Evening of Stars," airing Sunday, April 26 at 10p/9c on BET! Check out this clip:

Posted by UNCF on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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